This page contains tools and resources necessary for conducting a greenhouse gas (GHG) inventory and developing a climate action related plan. Climate action planning is an iterative process that generally involves six steps outlined above. The following information provides links to the most up-to-date and relevant resources pertaining to each of the steps and is intended to guide local governments through the climate action planning process.
Before starting the climate action planning process it may be useful to outline your planning document. The Statewide Energy Efficiency Collaborative (SEEC) provides local governments with a detailed Climate Action Plan Template (free login required for all SEEC resources) including a sample baseline inventory spreadsheet. Over 55% of California local governments have already taken initiative on creating a climate action focused plan. To see who else is participating and to see examples of plans, check out the Office of Planning and Research’s (OPR) database of California jurisdictions addressing climate change.
Find the full Climate Action Guide here.